Each lesson is given a Difficulty ranking based upon the Common European Framework for Reference for Language (CEFR), an international standard for describing language ability. Here’s how our Difficulty rankings align with the CEFR descriptors for Reading.
- You can read and understand familiar names, greetings, words, phrases, and very simple sentences in lists, emails, text messages, and postcards. This aligns with CEFR A1.
- You can read very short, simple everyday materials and find specific information in ads, menus, schedules, brochures, webpages. text messages, emails and letters. This aligns with CEFR A2.
- You can read and understand texts related to personal and job-related interests. You can understand descriptions of events, feelings and wishes in texts and emails. You can understand the main points of short news articles. This aligns with CEFR B1.
- You can read articles and reports about current events and contemporary problems that include opinions and viewpoints. You understand the context and details of news, reports, professional articles in your field. This aligns with CEFR B2.
- You can read and understand lengthy and complex texts related to personal, professional, or academic topics. You understand that attitudes, mood, opinions, and intent of the writer. This aligns with CEFR C1.